The Cultural Wealth of Nations

By Nina Bandelj; Frederick F. Wherry | Go to book overview

Introduction
An Inquiry into the Cultural Wealth
of Nations

Nina Bandelj Frederick F. Wherry

THE EVIDENCE HAS BEGUN TO ACCUMULATE. Economic success results from the symbolic resources—collective narratives, reputations, status, and ideas—that nations, regions, and communities have at their disposal. Studies that focus on the material resources within a territory, or the human capital of its population, fail to explain why countries with similar levels of material and human capital endowments find themselves moving at different rates of growth. Some countries are better able to attract foreign direct investment or global tourists compared with their similarly resourced neighbors, and some industries find that the country of origin labels marking their products can make them more attractive (and therefore more economically valuable) in foreign markets. This volume explores the different ways that industries become advantaged (or disadvantaged) in the global marketplace by virtue of their location and by virtue of the meanings encased in place.

Having one’s firm “home grown” in Italy differs from having the same type of firm started in Switzerland, especially if the firm is in the high-fashion industry. The opposite might be true for financial consulting. A firm’s products and services are wrapped in the narratives that relevant market actors share about the kind of place that anchors the firm and the types of things people in that place are good at doing. Consider too the impact of narratives and reputations on entire regions within a country, whether it be the wine industry of the South African Cape, the tourism service providers of Tuscany, or the microlending projects promoting cultural preservation and local economic development in Mali. How did wine from South Africa enter the global

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